Julia Hartley-Brewer

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Louis Smith suspension: 'Islam is trying to put itself into a special category', says National Secular Society

Louis Smith ban: Islam is trying to make itself untouchable, says National Secular Society

Louis Smith ban 'shows Islam is trying to make itself untouchable'

Louis Smith has been suspended for two months by British Gymnastics over a video where he appears to mock Islam, however many have disagreed with his suspension

Louis Smith ban will fuel 'rampant Islamophobia', says Chief Executive of the Ramadhan Foundation

Louis Smith ban will fuel 'rampant Islamophobia', says Muslim commentator

Louis Smith ban will fuel 'rampant Islamophobia', says Muslim commentator

Mohammed Shafiq spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the two-month ban the gymnast received after a video of him appearing to mock Islam was leaked

Isis's key weakness is their 'old-fashioned' manner of fighting, says former Royal United Services Institute director-general

'Isis have an achilles heel - their old-fashioned manner of fighting'

'Isis have an achilles heel - their old-fashioned manner of fighting'

Michael Clarke, the former Director General of the Royal United Services Institute, said the group's outdated weapons and tactics could be exploited in Mosul

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

'Keith Vaz was voted on the justice committee to prove a point of principle', says Andrew Bridgen

Keith Vaz has no place in British politics, says opponent Andrew Bridgen

Scandal-hit MP Keith Vaz 'has no place in British politics'

Keith Vaz has been voted onto the justice committee despite calls to vote against him after allegations he paid for two male sex workers

'We're in a very challenging time', says security specialist after Andrew Parker interview highlights threat of Russian cyberwarfare

Russian cyberwarfare threat 'very challenging' says security specialist

Russian cyberwarfare threat 'very challenging' says security specialist

Will Geddes spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the issue of cybersecurity and the recent interview the MI5 chief gave to The Guardian

Monday, October 31, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

'Raheem Kassam would have been the best person to lead UKIP, so now the party is in a poor state of affairs'

UKIP donor Arron Banks may pull funding after Raheem Kassam leadership withdrawal

UKIP donor says party are in a mess after Raheem Kassam leadership withdrawal

Arron Banks told Julia party is 'in a hell of a mess' after Kassam quit leadership race

'We must fund social care and the NHS together in order for it to be sustainable', says MP Sarah Wollaston

LISTEN Health select committee chair demands social care rethink

Health select committee chair demands social care rethink

The government have claimed NHS in England will receive an extra £10 billion over the next five years, however the health select committee believe this is not true

Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Male contraception 'all about trust', says Dr. Pam Spurr

Male contraception 'raises hurdles for men', says Dr. Pam Spurr

Male contraception 'raises hurdles for men', says Dr. Pam Spurr

The psychologist spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the jab to lower sperm count

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

'If Channel 4 land the right talent for The Great British Bake Off it stands a good chance of succeeding', says TV critic

Bake Off Final: 'Show's move to Channel 4 could be a success with the right casting'

Bake Off's move to Channel 4 'could be a success with the right casting'

Last night the final of The Great British Bake Off was broadcast, revealing the winner, but this will be the last series to air on the BBC

Diet Chef advert: 'Let's give women negative messages about being overweight, it would save lives', says Julia Hartley-Brewer

Diet Chef advert: 'Women need negative messages about being overweight - they could save lives', says Julia

Julia Hartley-Brewer says women need negative messages about their weight

An advert for the delivery service Diet Chef has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for being 'socially irresponsible' around issues of weight loss

Theresa May was badly advised on 'absurd' Heathrow expansion following government figures revelation, says former transport minister Steve Norris

Theresa May was badly advised on 'absurd' Heathrow expansion, says former transport minister Steve Norris

May was badly advised on 'absurd' Heathrow idea, says former transport minister

Steve Norris made the claims after new figures showed the govenrment may have exaggerated the financial case for Heathrow

'Modified mosquito army is a major breakthrough, but won't eradicate zika', says bite prevention specialist

Mosquito army won't kill zika, says specialist

Mosquito army won't kill zika, says specialist

Mosquitos which have been infected with the bug wolbachia will be released into Brazil and Columbia, it is hoped they will reduce the spread of zika

'Vladimir Putin likes flexing his muscles' - Former rear admiral highlights how the west needs a 'framework' to confront Russia

LISTEN Vladimir Putin thinks we're weak and effeminate, says former Rear Admiral Chris Parry

Putin thinks we're weak and effeminate, says former Admiral

Chris Parry explained how there's no strategy to currently stop 'Vladimir Putin flexing his muscles' in Syria

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

'A psychic raccoon has predicted the winner of The Great British Bake Off', says Digital Spy

Bake Off Final: 'A psychic raccoon has predicted GBBO winner', says Digital Spy journalist

'A psychic raccoon has predicted the winner of The Great British Bake Off'

Digital Spy's Laurence Mozafari joined Julia Hartley-Brewer to give his views on the final of The Great British Bake Off and moving the show to Channel 4

Zac Goldsmith: 'The whole thing in quite a big way is about him trying to restore his reputation', says the Guardian's London commentator

Zac Goldsmith Heathow resignation is an attempt to restore his reputation, says Guardian journalist

Zac Goldsmith Heathrow resignation 'is an attempt to restore his reputation'

Zac Goldsmith has announced his resignation after the government approved plans to create a new third runway at Heathrow airport

Julia on Zac Goldsmith Heathrow resignation: 'Principles are easy when you've got £200m in the bank'

Julia on Zac Goldsmith Heathrow resignation: 'Principles are easy when you've got £200m in the bank'

Julia on Zac Goldsmith: 'Principles are easy when you've got £200m in the bank'

Julia had a fiesty debate with the Tory leader of Richmond Council in the wake of the Heathrow airport decision yesterday

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Calais jungle: Migrants are 'a shared responsibility' between Britain and France, says CalAID co-founder Siobhan Wall

LISTEN Julia tells Calais aid worker 'we have no responsibility for non-British citizens living in a safe country'

Julia tells Calais aid worker Britain has no responsibility for Jungle migrants

Siohan Wall, the co-founder of the refugee charity CalAid, spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the plight of the Calais refugees - and got a stern rebuke

Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

'Donald Trump knows he is losing and will have to accept the result of the presidential election', says Democrats Abroad

'Donald Trump is only threatening to reject election result because he knows he's lost'

'Trump is only threatening to reject election result because he knows he's lost'

Democrats Abroad say the American people see through Trump - and he knows it

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Archeology A level: 'We were insulted to hear we didn't have the experitise to mark the A level', says subject leader

Archeology A-level removal is an insult, says subject leader

Archeology A-level removal is an insult, says subject leader

AQA have announced their plans to scrap the archeology A-level, prompting widespread outrage

Cliff Richard: 'You're never going to achieve a perfect situation to protect people's reputations', says leading solicitor

Cliff Richard: 'Outing' of suspects can never be completely stamped out, says leading solicitor

Cliff Richard: 'Outing' of suspects can never be completely stopped, says lawyer

Cliff Richard is calling for suspects of crime not to be identified to the public until they are charged, after there was much coverage of sexual abuse claims made against him

Mosul offensive: Colonel Bob Stewart calls on ground forces to protect civilians as battle continues

Mosul offensive: Coalition troops must protect civilians because Isis won't, says former UN commander

Coalition troops must protect Mosul civilians, says former UN commander

The battle to retake Mosul from the clutches of Islamic State began in earnest yesterday

'Hillary Clinton's email scandal is worse than anything Trump has done', says political commentator Charlie Wolf

Donald Trump sexism claims are nothing compared to what Hillary Clinton has done, says political commentator Charlie Wolf

'Hillary Clinton's email scandal is worse than anything Trump has done'

Charlie Wolf also claimed the media should be 'ashamed' of themselves for the way the Presidential election has been covered

UKIP - "We're not in crisis, we're huge in Hartlepool', says Elizabeth Jones

UKIP: 'We're not in a death spiral, we're huge in Hartlepool' says Elizabeth Jones

UKIP - "We're not in crisis, we're huge in Hartlepool', says Elizabeth Jones

The national executive member and former leadership candidate also slammed Steven Woolfe for 'betraying grassroot members'

Monday, October 17, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Ched Evans: Julia Hartley-Brewer clashes with feminst Charlotte Proudman over slut-shaming

Ched Evans: Julia Hartley-Brewer in stormy slut-shaming clash with feminist Charlotte Proudman

Julia Hartley-Brewer in slut-shaming clash with feminist lawyer over Ched Evans

Our mid-morning presenter spoke to the barrister about the acquittal of Ched Evans

'Ched Evans would be an interesting advocate for footballer's unique position', says leading journalist

Ched Evans could use his ordeal to help other footballers, says journalist David Walsh

Ched Evans could use his ordeal to help other footballers, says journalist

Ched Evans has been found not guilty of rape, after already serving two and a half years in prison for the alleged crime

Pollster Sir Robert Worcester dismisses Donald Trump's rigged election claims

Donald Trump rigging claims are the rantings of a beaten man, says MORI poll founder

Donald Trump rigging claims are the rantings of a beaten man, says MORI founder

Sir Robert Worcester said the polls are definitely not rigged in the US Presidential election

'You'd have to be living on planet zog not to think Boris thought about what was best for him', says political editor of The Sunday Times

Boris Johnson's campaign tsar told him not to back Brexit, says author Tim Shipman

Boris Johnson's campaign tsar told him not to back Brexit, says author

Tim Shipman claims Ben Wallace told Johnson he should vote Remain so as not to align himself with the 'clowns' supporting Brexit.

Andrew Mitchell blasts Russia for breaches of humanitarian law in new interview

LISTEN Andrew Mitchell blasts Russia for 'acting with impunity' in Aleppo

Andrew Mitchell blasts Russia for 'acting with impunity' in Aleppo

The MP for Sutton Coldfield was speaking to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the situation in Syria

Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday, October 14, 2016

Child abuse inquiry 'needs to sort its issues out quickly', says NAPAC's Gabrielle Shaw

Child abuse inquiry needs to sort its issues out quickly, says NAPAC's Gabrielle Shaw

Child abuse inquiry needs to sort its issues out quickly, says NAPAC CEO

Gabrielle Shaw spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer in the wake of allegations Dame Lowell Goddard, the former chair of the inquiry, made racist remarks

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Islam's non-believers - 'The narrative villifies apostates', reveals human rights activist

LISTEN An ex-Muslim reveals the brutal reality of life as an 'apostate'

LISTEN An ex-Muslim reveals the brutal reality of life as an 'apostate'

Maryam Namazie told Julia Hartley-Brewer how non-believers can be treated, even in places like Britain which don't have apostate laws.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Lauren Child MBE on Charlie and Lola and upcoming final Ruby Redfort book

Lauren Child MBE on Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and the final Ruby Redfort book

Lauren Child MBE on Charlie and Lola and the final Ruby Redfort book

The multi award-winning author popped by the studio to chat with Julia Hartley-Brewer

Labour's 170 questions gives impression the party is 'trying to put a break on Brexit', says political commentator

Labour's 170 questions suggest party is trying to derail Brexit, says Dan Hodges

Labour's 170 questions suggest party is trying to derail Brexit, says Dan Hodges

Dan Hodges, a political commentator for The Mail on Sunday, explained how the opposition could be misinterpreted as an attempt to delay government ministers

HS2: 'Our transport system is a mess but needs sensible planning', says Natalie Bennett

We need better alternatives to HS2, says Natalie Bennett

We need better alternatives to HS2, says Natalie Bennett

Former Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett insisted the money could be spent in other areas.

Baby Loss Awareness Week: Sports Minister Tracey Crouch reveals full extent of her miscarriage

Baby Loss Awareness Week: Sports Minister Tracey Crouch reveals despair of her miscarriage

Baby Loss Awareness Week: Tracey Crouch MP shares her miscarriage story

The Sports Minister spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the devastating miscarriage she suffered during last year's general election

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Baby loss awareness week: 'It's surprising how many people will say it happened to me too', says Miscarriage Association

Baby loss awareness week: 'It's surprising how many people will say 'it happened to me too'', says Miscarriage Association

Baby loss awareness week: Miscarriage Association says help is out there

The association's national director talked to patron and supporter Julia Hartley-Brewer about the aims of this week's initiative

Clownpocalypse: 'Media coverage has almost sparked the trend', says psychology professor

Killer clown attacks: Leading professor says sensationalist media has fuelled 'Clownpocalypse'

Killer clown attacks: Leading professor says media has fuelled 'Clownpocalypse'

Professor Mark Griffiths says people have been sparked into action by

'If Charles Horton made a deal across the table, there would be no Southern Rail dispute', says RMT Union

Southern Rail strikes: RMT boss Mick Cash disputes 'conductor guarantee' claim

Southern Rail strikes: RMT boss Mick Cash disputes 'conductor guarantee' claim

The RMT union are beginning industrial action today, in a continuing dispute over the role of conductors on the rail service

Article 50: 'Government should be held to account over EU deal', insists Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron

Brexit: Tim Farron says Britain can't afford to 'jump out of a plane without parachute'

Tim Farron and Julia Hartley-Brewer clash again over Brexit

The Liberal Democrat leader had a fiery clash with Julia Hartley-Brewer

'The threat of eviction is increasing desperation in the Calais Jungle', says charity CalAid

Calais Jungle is now a lethal free-for-all, says charity CalAid after Eritrean death

Calais Jungle is now a deadly free-for-all, says charity CalAid

Charity claims migrants are being pushed to new peaks of desperation by looming threat of eviction

Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday, October 10, 2016

Arron Banks plays down UKIP Strasbourg brawl: 'Steven Woolfe is from Moss Side, isn't he?'

Arron Banks plays down UKIP brawl: 'Steven Woolfe is from Moss Side, isn't he?'

UKIP donor discusses brawl which left Woolfe in hospital and spoke about his hopes for the party's leadership contest

Isis: militant group is 'clearly deteriorating', claims Chatham House spokesman

Isis: militant group is 'clearly deteriorating', claims Chatham House spokesman

Isis: militant group is 'clearly deteriorating', claims Chatham House spokesman

Isis have been forced back towards the city of Mosul

Amber Rudd's foreign worker plans were 'about discrediting Brexit', says leading economist

Amber Rudd's foreign worker plans were 'about discrediting Brexit', says leading economist

Amber Rudd's foreign worker plans were 'about discrediting Brexit'

Amber Rudd's plans to force firms to reveal data about their foreign employees have been scrapped, but leading economist Jonathan Davis believes there was always an ulterior motive.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

Southern Rail strikes to go ahead after crisis talks collapse

Southern Rail strikers have been 'demonised, bullied and harassed' says Mick Cash

Southern Rail strikers have been 'demonised and bullied' says Mick Cash

Cash claims Southern's stubbornness has caused present impasse - but rail network claims union is to blame

Commander Chris Hadfield talks to Julia Hartley-Brewer about his time in space and new book

Astronaut Chris Hadfield talks to Julia Hartley-Brewer about his time in space and new book

Astronaut Chris Hadfield on his time in space and his new book

The astronaut told Julia Hartley-Brewer about his experiences

Jeremy Corbyn is trying to say 'it's all lovely and diverse' with the appointment of Dawn Butler, says Telegraph editor

'Jeremy Corbyn and his faction wouldn't let Tony Blair anywhere near Labour - they view him as Satan'

'Corbyn's faction wouldn't allow Blair to come back - they view him as Satan'

The Telegraph's assistant comment editor Asa Bennett said Corbyn has turned Labour into a joke but Blair's only chance of a comeback is through a breakaway party.

Ukip crisis: 'These people have lost the thing that binds them together', says former head of media

Ukip Steven Woolfe brawl shows Brexit has torn the party apart, says former Nigel Farage aide

Steven Woolfe brawl shows Brexit has torn Ukip apart, says former Farage aide

Ukip's former head of Media Alex Phillips spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer in the wake of the events in Strasbourg which have rocked the party

'I think Jeremy Corbyn is reaching out to members from all sides', in his front bench reshuffle, says MP Dawn Butler

LISTEN Jeremy Corbyn's new shadow BME minister Dawn Butler suffers car-crash interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer

Jeremy Corbyn's new shadow minister Dawn Butler has car-crash interview

Jeremy Corbyn has reshuffled his front bench, appointing Dawn Butler as the new shadow minister for diverse communities

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thursday, October 6, 2016

'Wolf whistling is not intended as a compliment, but to show off to others', says journalist

Joanna Lumley completely wrong to condone wolf-whistling, says feminist writer Abi Wilkinson

Joanna Lumley is completely wrong on wolf-whistling, says feminist writer

Wilkinson said the former Avengers star was wrong and suggested wolf-whistling should be 'socially unacceptable'

'Education must deter young people' from knife crime, says campaigner Theresa Cave

Knife crime epidemic must be tackled with education, says campaigner Theresa Cave

Knife crime epidemic must be tackled with education, says campaigner

Cave has campaigned tirelessly against knife crime since her own teenage son was murdered in 2003

'Fake Sheikh': 'There’s now a platform for others to come forward and say the same thing happened to us', says leading barrister

Tulisa's barrister says Fake Sheikh conviction will allow Sven Goran Eriksson and others to come forward

Tulisa's barrister says Fake Sheikh conviction may allow others to come forward

Jeremy Dein was speaking after 'Fake Sheikh' Mazher Mahmood was found guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Amber Rudd: Migrant spokesman expresses concerns over foreign workers plans

Amber Rudd foreign worker plans 'worrying', says migrant spokesman

Migrant spokesman 'worried' by Amber Rudd foreign worker plans

The Home Secretary has announced proposals where employers need to say how much of their workforce is not British

'Showing that Donald Trump is grounded by people like Mike Pence will reassure voters', says Republicans Overseas

'Fears about Donald Trump will be calmed by Mike Pence': Republicans Overseas react to vice-presidential debate

'Mike Pence will reassure voters on Trump', says Republicans Overseas

Many claimed that Republican Pence won the vice-presidential debate, but supporters of the two sides are divided

Diane James resignation: 'The chances of Nigel Farage coming back are nil', says Ukip's Peter Whittle

Diane James quits as Ukip leader: 'Chances of Nigel Farage coming back are nil', says party colleague Peter Whittle

Chances of Farage returning on permanent basis 'are nil'

Party colleague Peter Whittle says Farage has no desire to return to the role on a full-time basis

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hurricane Matthew: Weatherman Bill Giles explains latest deadly Atlantic storm

Hurricane Matthew: Weatherman Bill Giles explains latest deadly Atlantic storm

Hurricane Matthew: Weatherman Bill Giles explains latest deadly Atlantic storm

Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti today

'Isis ideology and propaganda still getting through', says Quilliam Foundation manager after London couple admit funding terrorism

Streatham terror funding case shows 'Isis ideology still getting through'

Streatham terror funding case shows 'Isis ideology still getting through'

Quilliam boss Adam Deen spoke to talkRADIO after Streatham couple Mohammed and Nazimabee Golamaully admitted sending money to nephew in Syria

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